Best Hunter Valley Wedding Flowers

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Hunter Valley Wedding Flowers & Florists

Searching for beautiful Hunter Valley wedding flowers for your upcoming wedding? I have worked with heaps of florists in the Hunter Valley region and these are my favourites that I highly recommend.

Wedding flowers have been a vital part of the wedding for centuries because they’re so beautiful! They come in all shapes, sizes, and colors while adding that personal touch to your big day with their beauty. It’s not just a pretty decoration, but also an opportunity to say something about yourselves as a couple and bring some personality into your wedding day! 

These wedding flowers and florists do more than simply give you a bouquet. They will supply flowers for your entire day and for all your events. Flowers may include:

  • Wedding bouquets.
  • Flower crowns.
  • Buttonholes.
  • Corsages.
  • Florals for your wedding ceremony including your arbour, the wedding aisle and pew and for your flower petal throw.
  • Flowers for every part of your reception including beams, tables, vases, seating charts, for the wedding cake etc.

So here are some of my favourite and arguably the best Hunter Valley wedding flowers and florist.

1. Peonies Boutique Weddings

Peonies have been one of the Hunter Valley’s leading florists, floral designers and stylists for as long as I have been shooting. And I have lost count of how many weddings I have shot with them.

The owner Darlene and her daughter Brooke run the business and their work is always out of this world. I have seen them do small simple styling and massive epic styling for some of the most glamourous weddings in the Hunter Valley. Check out their website to see some of the stunning work they have done.

2. The Naked Florist

The Naked Florist has a unique and wild style that translates beautifully in weddings. It is best describes as earthy and organic. They combine fresh foliage with textured pieces that give the overall look a beautiful pallet of colour and design.

Their work is simply stunning and I recommend you check out their website for more information and inspiration.

3. Jade McIntosh Flowers & Styling

Jade McIntosh has been in the floral and styling business in the Hunter Valley for as long as I can remember and her work is always amazing. I have done so many weddings with her stunning florals and they always look great.

She has a team behind and has recently expanded her business to include not only flowers, but full floral design, styling and hire. Check out her website and get in contact.

Tips for Choosing Your Hunter Valley Wedding Flowers

There are a lot of decisions to make when you’re planning your wedding, but even if picking out flowers is unfamiliar territory for you- don’t worry. We have some tips that will keep things interesting:

Choosing the perfect flowers for your wedding can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to feel like one. The first step is finding a florist you want to work with and then figuring out what kind of arrangements you are looking for. What are your favorite flowers? Maybe you have a few in mind already. If not, then there’s still time for research! 

Once the big day arrives and it’s time to pick out wedding decorations including floral arrangements, keep some things close at hand: colors/theme, budget, of the event (formal or informal), style preferences (traditional vs modern). We help you get started with the following 8 steps:

1. Make a Budget for Your Wedding Flowers.

The first step in picking out your wedding flowers is deciding what you’re comfortable spending. Your wedding budget will help you decide what to do with your flowers, so sit down and work on this together. You’ll want to figure out how much of a limit both partners are comfortable spending because the type and amount of flower arrangements that can be made are determined by it! 

Most people typically spend about  8% on floral arrangements; however certain types may cost more or less. For example, the type and quantity of flowers you order will change what percentage was spent on these items. Wedding budgets are not a one-size-fits-all type of thing. 

Couples who prioritize certain types of greenery will be able to save money, while those with pricier flowers and more elaborate designs will have an increased budget for their special day.

2. Find a Wedding Florist.

When you’re looking for the perfect flower arrangements to bring your big day together, it can be difficult to choose from all of the options. Luckily, there are professionals that specialize in wedding flowers and will make sure everything fits into place so you don’t have to worry about a thing! 

The key thing when selecting a good florist is making sure they understand what kind of arrangement or flowers you want. They’ll take the pressure off and give you all of their professional help during your wedding, answering any questions about flowers or helping make tough choices like deciding between peonies or garden roses. 

One of the best ways to find a florist is by browsing through their portfolio. Browse through past arrangements and see if they have any specialties in particular that you want – no two floral designers do things similarly!

3. Gather Wedding Flower Inspiration.

Explore the newest trends in wedding flowers and explore real-life weddings. You will find Pinterest really useful in this case. There are so many different styles and trends that you can choose from. 

Let your florist know the sort of designs you find appealing.

Through this exercise, you’ll grow a general idea of what types of flowers are up to your alley. Make notes of the different shapes, textures, and styles that you think could work. Many people are inspired by pop culture, but that doesn’t mean it’s your only option. 

Re-watching a movie that is wedding-themed or browsing the section for fresh flowers from your nearby market is another great way to find unique ideas for your big day. Your family members may have good advice too! If you want your florist to take the reins, it’s important that they know what kind of vision for your flower arrangements is already in mind.

4. Know the Basics of Wedding Flowers.

If you are keen on the idea of a floral centerpiece but don’t know anything about flowers then it is essential to do some research prior to meeting your florist. This will help so that they can better understand what type of arrangements best suit your taste and style! 

When you’re out there searching for floral inspiration, do learn about what flowers are popular at weddings. Ranging from roses and peonies all the way to hydrangeas and lilies with ranunculuses thrown in for good measure! If aromatic blooms are more important to you than anything else, lilac is the way to go! Lilacs offer a sweet fragrance that perfectly balances out their pure white petals. 

Peonies, jasmine, freesias—even gardenia and sweet peas can be most aromatic. Learning about flower lingo will help you talk to your respective florist, also do not feel lost when they have ideas for arrangements.

To share the trends in flowers that are or aren’t right up your alley can be useful too—for example, do you love the romantic feel of lilies but hate calla lilies? If there’s anything you do not want to see at your wedding, be sure to let your florist know ahead of time. If you’re looking for a floral arrangement that’s going to make your wedding guests gasp, don’t forget to tell the florist about your tastes.

5. Use Your Wedding Color Palette.

For planning a wedding, it’s often difficult to find the perfect flowers for your big day. However, with just some simple colors in mind, you can make things easier on yourself by narrowing down what type of flower suits your needs best! Some of the many flowers that generally come in most colors are carnations, dahlias, roses, mums, lilies, and tulips. Other flowers, such as lisianthus, peonies, anemones, and hydrangeas, have a limited selection of colors.

It’s important to choose flowers that complement your wedding decor, but you don’t need to make them a perfect match. Try choosing blooms in colors from the color palette of yours- this will create a cohesive look for the whole event! The colors you use for your attire, table linens, invitation suite, and miscellaneous accents make a big impact on the overall appearance of your event. 

If you wish that the flowers in your ceremony to be perfect in the combination of colors, it’s essential that you speak with them as specifically and clearly as possible; “coral pink” could mean blush or light orange depending on who is listening. Fabric swatches, paint chips, and photographs of decors will help your florist find the perfect match for you.

6. Start With Your Wedding Bouquet(s).

Wedding bouquets can help you determine what type of flowers to use for your floral arrangements. Find the perfect bouquet to capture your style and fit in with all of your wedding photos. Your arrangement should be a highlighted piece that captures who you are as a couple, so work closely with the florist to plan an aesthetic that represents you both! You’ve finalized your bouquet’s flowers, now it’s time to go for other arrangements. You can have bridesmaid bouquets and boutonnieres or aisle markers that are really expressing your personality! What about centerpieces? The key to a beautiful bridal bouquet is not replicating the look, but using similar colors and flowers in your arrangements.

7. Pick Flowers That Reflect Your Wedding Season. 

Different flowers bloom in different seasons, so take care that your seasonal choice matches with whichever season your marriage is in! For example, dahlias work well as fall blooms and tulips are best for spring weddings. You can go with your loved flowers regardless of the season. However, out-of-season flowers might be tough for a florist to manage and more expensive.

Spring wedding flowers

For early spring, there are so many flowers to choose from! Whether you want a delicate flower like the anemone or something more substantial such as peonies and tulips, they’re all available.

Summer wedding flowers

You can expect an abundance of colorful flowers on your big day if your wedding is in summer! In addition to orchids and proteas, there are also exotic flower varieties like Anthuriums. These plants would look great in a large urn at the ceremony as well as mixed together with garden roses for dramatic effect.

Fall wedding flowers 

The changing of the seasons is a magical time for weddings. Autumn’s yellow, red hues, and rich orange make it a perfect season to infuse your wedding with vibrant colors! Add some seasonal foliage such as colorful leaves or fresh flowers in brilliant shades that will have guests’ eyes popping as they walk into your ceremony space.

Winter wedding flowers

When it comes to winter weddings, you might think that flowers are few and far between. However, there is a vibrant selection of blooms available in the off-season!  These include anemones, amaryllis, narcissus or paperwhites, and poinsettias.

8. Match the Flowers to Your Wedding Style.

The most important factor to consider when selecting flower arrangements is the aesthetics and style of your event. You may have a formal wedding with flowers on the traditional side. A simple example of this would be tidy arrangements and complimentary centerpiece vessels that are not too ornate or extravagant to avoid looking out of place in your venue’s decor. 

Handmade details, mix and match centerpieces, or garden-like arrangements. These are just a few of the many ways to make your big day more creative!

Choose the type of flowers you want your wedding to reflect on. If you’re looking for a timeless and elegant tone, white calla lilies are perfect while bright pink ranunculus captures something playful in personality. 

To portray your desired wedding style accurately to the florist, use some descriptive words (elegant, boho, glamorous, modern, rustic, etc.) Describe your dress code, venue,  and other decorations you want to incorporate into your wedding arrangements.